Explore the Oddities of Space This Summer in Lyon

Published: 2019/07/07

‘Nuits des Etoiles’ Returns to Lyon With a Focus on The First Steps on the Moon

For Star Night 2019 (‘Les Nuits des Etoiles 2019’), the CALA (Club Astronomie Lyon Ampère) will host two events, in Lyon and Vaulx-en-Velin, to let you learn more about astronomy.

Explore the World of Astronomy in Two Locations

Lyon Ampère’s Astronomy Club are celebrating Star Night 2019 with two events. One takes place in Lyon 9 and the other takes place in Vaulx-en-Velin. This year’s theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon.

Star Night in Lyon 9

On 2nd August 2019, Star Night 2019 is celebrated in central Lyon at the Parc du Vallon in Lyon 9. The green space will be transformed into an astronomic observatory for one night only. Here, you will be able to use telescopes to observe the night sky. There will also be small astronomy conferences. Entry is free to all, supported by Lyon’s town council and its ‘Tout le monde dehors’ programme.

Star Night in Vaulx-en-Velin

The second star night takes place in François Mitterrand park in Vaulx-en-Velin on 3rd August 2019. Thanks to the town of Vaulx-en-Velin, and particularly its planetarium and ‘Planète Sciences’, the event is free of charge.

The space exploration starts in the afternoon at 4pm. Activities include the construction and launching of water rockets (suitable for 6 years+), observing the sun with special instruments, and an exhibition on the theme of astronomy. From 8pm until midnight, there will be conferences on the theme of astronomy, and the chance to observe the sky via instruments or simply the naked eye.